Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sept 9 Guild meeting

September 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Cell phones set to silent or off.
Meeting called to order.
Welcome visitors—Lawana’s daughter from FL, Shannon; Julia’s sister, June; Naomi’s sister, Charmaine

Meeting minutes and treasurer’s report approved as published.
Lunch today provided by guild members who brought their favorite “tailgating” foods.

Snippet of the Month:  Thimbles
            Guild members did a show and tell about their thimbles and why they are their favorites.  Some called their thimbles their favorite piece of jewelry.

Secret Santa
All who wished to participate in the Secret Santa completed the registration forms due today.  Participants will receive their assignments in October.   
       Christmas Social is Saturday Morning Dec 2.
Remember to decide your project for the handmade gift and begin working on that for the right left game.  Projects can be quilty, crochet, knit, hand crafted cards, paintings, drawings, jams, jellies, pickles, ……….. Handmade anything!

Improv Class with Julia
            Saturday, September 30—At Columbus Lowndes Public Library 10:30 am to 3:30 pm—Bring your own lunch and drink.  
                  $25, Limit 20.

Volunteers for Election Committee
            Karen A., Patti M., Ebba K.   Many thanks and much appreciation to these members for serving the guild.

Quilt Progress
            Brenda C. displayed the red and cream quilt in progress.  The blocks are together, the borders sewn together and ready to be attached.  It is beautiful.




 Mississippi challenge blocks due October meeting.  Guild approved placing the official MS bicentennial logo on the center map block.  Guild will cover the cost of digitizing the logo and the monogramming.

The MQA Fall Gathering falls on the second Saturday—Oct 14.  Many members will be attending the MQA Fall Gathering in Hernando.
Guild members voted to move the October meeting to SATURDAY, OCT 21.

Membership notebook
            Tonya distributed red membership notebooks to new members.  Please contact her if you need a member notebook.

Paducah “I See Stars” challenge
             Due Feb. 2018.  Any questions contact Judy S.

Columbus Lowndes Public Library Festival of Trees
            Brenda Durrett contacted Gwen and Tonya with the Christmas tree registration.  We are registered.   
Tree decorating must be completed Monday, Nov. 27 through 
before 2 pm, Friday, Dec 1.   
Open House will be Thursday, Dec.7 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.


Barn Quilt Commissioning:
          Judy S. made a motion that IF the Columbus Arts Council agrees to accept our gift of an 8 ft. square painted quilt block to hang on the building facing 5th St. that we, Possum Town Quilters, agree to commission Rita Williams to paint said 8 ft. quilt block for the sum of $500.
Motion was seconded by Lauren H.  Discussion included cost of hanging the block and the block pattern.  Judy has purchased a block kit for the pattern and volunteered to make the fabric quilt to hang inside the Arts Council IF the outdoor block is accepted. 
Guild motioned to reimburse Judy for quilt fabrics and supplies.
Vote approved both motions.

Studio Hop
            Naomi asked Karen A. to present the Studio Hop event.  Karen has four members who will be willing to allow the guild to tour their sewing rooms/studios. This event is in planning stages and will be scheduled for late January 2018.

Saturday, October 21 PTQ LUNCH
            Guild will provide pizza.  Any members who would like to volunteer to add a few salads and a dessert or two is welcomed and encouraged. 

Program –Wonky Blocks—demonstration by Naomi P.
Naomi displayed two quilts she made using wonky blocks taught in the book  Making Quilts with Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession.  The book contains 21 projects. She also shared a tutorial from

GREAT Program!!!

OCTOBER 8, Bloomer’s Nursery 3738 Caledonia Steens Road will be hanging quilts as part of an open house.  Please call Rita W who has volunteered to collect and deliver them.  Contact Rita 574-1229. Text or call. 
 Rita will need quilts by Friday, Sept 20th.

Beginning quilter class sampler

In the near future Karen A will be teaching a Beginning Quilting class. More details to come.




Marilyn's special apron


Kathy challenge blocks



Naomi's Star Wars quilt

Terry's challenge block

Sue's challenge block

Carol's challenge block
Linda's challenge block

Tonya's block of month


Tonya's blocks of week


CC cookie cutter blocks

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017 PTQ Meeting

Meeting was called to order, cell phones silenced, members welcomed.  No visitors today.

Meeting minutes approved as published to the blog.  Treasurer report approved.


Guild Challenge quilt blocks

 Discussion of deadline for block completion.  Guild members voted to extend the deadline and completed blocks will be due October 14 meeting.

Secret Santa 

Questionnaire was distributed.  Please fill in and return to Tonya.  Current participating members are
    DeWhyte, Julia, Glenna, Pat, Ina, Latricia,  Donna, Judy, Patti, Terri, Ebba, Lawana, Naomi,               Michelle,  Tonya, Eva Marie, Gwen, Karen C, Karen A, Carla, Lauren,          ...please let Tonya if you want to join the fun!

Snippet of the month  "Quickest quilt blocks that you have ever made" 

CC -Rail Fence blocks; Barb- Tube block Watanna taught at June Gathering; Gwen- Jere's Mystery Take A Walk Block and the Sweet 16 blocks

Guild challenge "I See Stars"

We will participate in this Challenge offered by Pigeon Forge.  To keep the guild pieces cohesive,  will use the star block pattern taught at the July classes by Barbara Cline.

Barn Quilts...

Rita's class was a ton of fun and produced fabulous barn quilts which are being hung on quilters homes or displayed inside their homes.

Our August Meal was Fried Chicken provided by PTQ  Delicious pink fruit saladby Judy, corn salad by Pat. Yummy cake by Kathy, and scrumptious brownies from Marilyn.Thank you all for volunteering.

Members finished binding the string quilt.
We have a couple of seams to put in the heart quilt before its top will be complete.

August 22 - 26  Old Man River Quilt Fest in Vicksburg. 


 September 30, Saturday class--Julia teaches "Improvisational Piecing for Quilters" at Library

 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Bring your own brown bag lunch.
Each member registered will pay $25 fee to guild.  Guild will pay Julia. Fee due Sept 9 meeting.

Election Committee

Three Guild Members needed to form the election committee to make nominations for slate of 2018 officers.  Please be willing to serve your guild.

September meal will be tailgating foods.  

Guild members will bring a favorite finger food, appetizer,  or easy to prepare favorite.

Program - 

Gwen demonstrated how to create several quilty and other Christmas ornaments.  Naomi demonstrated a cute Log Cabin Santa ornament.  Some guild members copied patterns to make ornaments later at home and other guild members worked after lunch making ornaments.  See our Facebook page for more pictures.

SHOW and TELL - Always beautiful and Inspiring

Guild Members' star pattern quilts made at Barbara Cline's July classes

Gwen - MS Challenge block beginnings

Gwen - Painted at a recent class

Annette-  Beautiful hand made purse

CC - created the pattern and her quilt.

Kathy- Little tiny hexies form wreaths

Kathy - Art Quilt from Julia's class and little hexie wreaths
Barb--Lloyd and Lola llama from Elizabeth Hartman pattern

Ina's baby quilt-first time applique

Glenna's tumbler blocks.  Glenna also had a beautiful King size "falling Charms" quilt top not pictured.
Donna tells us about her Row by Row kits and her quilt plan.

Lawana, CC, and Brenda stitching binding on the string quilt and listening.

Watanna listening to questions about "coloring" quilted pieces.
Quilt Block Recipe blocks by Tonya

Caught Ya Blocks by Tonya
Tonya's Leah Day Block of month -- Look at that quilting!

Front of Leah Day block

Tonya's Row by Row On the Go completed quilt won the prize at a Corinth quilt shop.  Congratulations!!
Lauren's Barn Quilt block.